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of the benefits and importance of a strong federal government. just don't tell the republicans. or more specifically mitt romney. here is romney during the g.o.p. primary debates in june of last year. >> fema is about to run out of money, and some people say it's on a case by case basis. how do you deal with something like that? >> absolutely. every time you have an occasion that takes something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. and if you can go any further and send it back to the private sector that's even better. we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. it is simply immoral in my view. >> eliot: to discuss the federal response to the storm and the on the upcoming elections we welcome minnesota congressman and co-chair of the congressional progressive caucus representative keith ellison. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for inviting me. >> eliot: i don't understand. maybe you can shed light. mitt romney wants to privatize fema? take it back to the states and say no federal role here? h
-positioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there has been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal, and local governments. >> and everybody on the local level have backed that up. 1-800-steph-1-2 is the number to call that's 1-800-steph-1-2. let's talk to don in florida about privatizing fema. hey, don. >> caller: yeah, thanks for taking my call. i have a political strategy for ohio actually a democratic one. but romney is trying to do whatever he can to get any press coverage he can possibly get. these food thing, i heard he called these governors and all of this stuff. i know he has been running for president for the last 20 years it seems, he wouldn't even be in the picture but he is just trying to get his name out there, because obama and the storm will get all of the reaction. >> and it seems like him calling the governors would be just getting in the way. >> and what a coincidence he is doing this in all of the battleground states. >> he'll privatize anything for a buck. >> yeah. >> one way to get r
about the federal government's role in disasters. i agree with you. if mitt romney is elected, it would be a disaster. this man wants to have 50 states doing 50 different things. how can we have a country like that? >> bill: you can't. by the way, you would have some idiot governors right like there were idiot governors who refused to take stimulus money. >> like the one down in louisiana. >> bill: that's the guy i was talking about. bobby jindal. there are governors that refuse to take high-speed rail money right. >> caller: that's unbelievable because in europe, you don't have to fly everywhere. it would advance the country. i don't understand the retch can thinking. >> bill: i think sandy really proves that this republican thinking is not good for our country. it doesn't fit the needs of americans and it just shows how shallow and wrong mitt romney's whole philosophy is. just think about hurricane sandy. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." stages of a plan they hatched back probably at reagan's
, i have two foundations. one in africa where we work along side the governments of africa to deliver change to the people in seven different african countries. called the big footprint and then an organization of religious and cultural exchange where we work in some of the most difficult countries in the world where people are educated in the way they think and look at each other. >> gavin: you're not just bringing in resources you're using your own human resource to get involved, hands on, i imagine. >> i raise money for my foundation. i gave my own money to them and i go out to 20 different countries. it's a political after life. not for you governor, yet at any rate. >> gavin: great to see you. >> yes, thank you. >> gavin: thank you. >> gavin: understandably you might think it a bit of a stretch to segue from former head of state to a supermodel, but petra nemcova's story is worth your time. she was injured in thailand when the 2004 tsunami hit. her fiancÉ was tragically killed but petra survived, and it was a life-changing experience. she started the "happy hearts foundation." >
in the government. the head of the republican party in the senate said his top priority was to make this president a one-term president. not to get people back to work or protect the security of the country, that was his number one priority. in the past elections would happen and then people would focus on government. >> jennifer: i totally agree with you, i worry about this. why we say those people in blue states or democrats in red states, you have got to vote. chris you are an expert in crisis communications, so we are in the middle of a big crisis of course on the east coast which is hurricane sandy. talk if you will -- separate from politics. you are advising a leader -- a president who is in the middle of a crisis -- what is that like? what is that communication strategy? >> at the end of the day this is one of those situations that good policy is going to translate into good politics right? the number one rule is do your job and do it well and the problems will take care of themselves. theme perceived of trying to exploit this for political purposes as opposed to just
. >> they wants the hispanic vote. they want the hispanic dependent on government. just like they have african-americans dependent on government. >> there is no exemptions. >> don't blame the marketplace for the mess we're in now. i'm tired of h >> pick this president up, pat him on the head and say son son. >> cenk: well, we're about to pat you on the head and say son, son son there's the friggin' door, enjoy it. i wish the host had predicted this earlier hmm. >> joe walsh, the clown of the earth. he thinks on medicare you have to double down, go harder at it. he's first-termer. he's going to be wanted out. i would be surprised if he survived that first term. he's a bull in the china shop. he has no idea what he's doing. >> cenk: that was only a year and a half ago. hey joe you know what this is? i've got a personal one for you. elbow from the sky--bye bye. now, all of you stay right here because we've got a whole other hour of "the young turks" coming. and wait until you get a load of me on climate change, washington, new york, you've done nothing about it. that anger when we return. >> lots
have realistic expectations, but what i can promise is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. we're not going to tolerate red tape. we're not going to tolerate bureaucracy, and i instituted a 15-minute rule, you urn everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governor's, county officials, if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> eliot: for more on the crisis left by hurricane sandy in and around new york and new jersey let's go to "abc news" correspondent brandy hit in lower manhattan. thanks for joining us. >> hi, eliot. >> eliot: what is the latest you can report in terms of transportation hospitals power, evacuation, what have you heard most recently from those in charge. >> there is a lot to update for you. first when it comes to power. the power is slowly starting to come back online in lower manhattan. that's a good sign. when it comes to transportation we know there is limited subway service tomorrow morning. in manhattan you can
. every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it to the states, that's the right direction. if you can send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> cenk: that is mental! i can't believe he said that! so we shouldn't have fema at the federal level. what would be doing right now hoping chris christie gets it it right in new jersey? but the federal government wouldn't do anything? and then forget the state and local government. are you kidding me? privatize it? how insane is that? so if you're poor and you couldn't afford whatever rates that romney's friends were going to charge you after he privatized it, sad day for you? ha ha, you get stuck in that? that's a disastrous idea! this is about the core role of the government. are we here for each other in times like this or do we just leave each other to fend for ourselves. apparently romney clearly says during this election cycle during these primary debates they had among the republicans says fend f
it was excellent, because it is. he said if i was not getting something from the federal government that i should call him directly at the white house, and he was going to be here, and not worry about dealing with anybody else, deal with him. >> there's that 3:00 am phone call. >> yeah. we were talking about that yesterday too, if you get rid of that federal aid it's problematic in times of disaster, because people in the state are in the midst of a disaster. >> exactly. they don't have a lot of ways to communicate or drive around -- >> why don't they drive the buses -- >> this is the exact time that you need federal assistance. >> you have an outside perspective, so you can assess how much equipment or assistance you need in that environment. there is also news too that he was upset with the mayor of atlantic city. >> i heard about that. what exactly went on? >> from what i understand is he was upset because people got stranded there. chris christie said get out, take this seriously, and he is blaming the mayor of atlanta city for sending people to shelters which are very c
you is the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> jennifer: president obama and new jersey's republican governor, chris christie visited the state today. governor christie is a high-profile surrogate for mitt romney, but you wouldn't know it from his praise of president obama. >> had a good someday with him. and i'm aware of all of the atmospherics, i'm not in a coma but the fact is, i don't care. when you have the responsibility that i have, it's much bigger than politics. >> jennifer: which brings me to my point. now my dad has always been my favorite republican. it pains me to say that he is going to be voting for mitt romney, dad. i have tried and tried, but there's no persuading him. but now i have a second-favorite republican. chris christie. you all know that i'm a die-hard democrat, but i also like getting stuff done, and when chris christie keynote speaker at the rnc, when he puts the people of his state above the politics of his party, that makes me . .
picked up the-- >> obama: fema personnel working with government. >> more droughts, more of this. >> you can't have fema for every state. >> pushing record storm surge. >> the governor ordered all of businesses in and around this area to be shut down. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down. >> today it is extremely dangerous and. >> cenk: already, we're going to talk about alfas sets of hurricane sandy and that storm hitting the east coast of the united states now. it is shutting everything down in new york today including other cities including wall street. it has done that tomorrow. subways, stock market, all closed. so now we're going to discuss whether this has something to do with climate change, which unfortunately you won't see with a lot of outlets. we'll talk about the politics of it in just a minute. first, as i tell you about how the media is not focusing on climate change, it's amazing because they're literally getting battered by the storm and still not recognizing it. here is a collection of media reports on hurricane sandy. >> obama: ref
governments for more than a little help. the need for public assistance in a crisis like this storm is simply massive. back in june 2011 when governor romney was trying to win over republican primary voters at a debate, you may have seen this. he had this to say about how to fix the financially-strapped federal emergency management agency better known as fema. take a listen. >> romney: every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. and if you go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> jennifer: send it back to the private sector is even better. fast forward to today. seven days until the election. the nation is seeing the aftermath of hurricane sandy. romney didn't have an answer for reporters when they asked him five times about fema. for perspective on what fema might look like under a romney administration, i'm joined by marcos, the founder and the publisher of daily kos. he joins us from
's interesting. the federal government is going to rebuild that. how do the republicans feel about that? we'll show you in just a minute. >> you see the color that's fuel oil and transmission fuel. each one toxic and hazardous material. >> cenk: one of the top climatologists in the field with us today. do you know there was a warning that this would happen in new york exactly like this? we'll share that with you, as well. at the end of the show, are some halloween outfits out of bounds. >> as ill considered party costumes go, this one sets a new standard. prince harry showed up dressed as german's world war ii africa core complete with nazi armband. >> cenk: are some halloween costumes also racist. we have differing opinions on that. and then an interesting story about how a guy broke into high house by a crazy guy. did it change my mind on gun rights. interesting show. it's go time. >> the president now coming off of air force one. >> within a week you have the president of the united states, governor christie arm in arm. >> in some places the ocean covering the island. >> this hit people
personnel working with government. >> more droughts, more of this. >> you can't have fema for every state. >> pushing record storm surge. >> the governor ordered all of businesses in and around this area to be shut down. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down. >> today it is extremely dangerous and. >> cenk: already, we're going to talk about alfas sets of hurricane sandy and that storm hitting the east coast of the united states now. it is shutting everything down in new york today including other cities including wall street. it has done that tomorrow. subways, stock market, all closed. so now we're going to discuss whether this has something to do with climate change, which unfortunately you won't see with a lot of outlets. we'll talk about the politics of it in just a minute. first, as i tell you about how the media is not focusing on climate change, it's amazing because they're literally getting battered by the storm and still not recognizing it. here is a collection of media reports on hurricane sandy. >> obama: ref pre-positioned assets where loc
and consumers have got to have simply more money. it means the government cannot right now cut government spending. that would be a disaster. we've got to wage the minimum wage. we've got to make sure that we have a wpa or civilian conservation corp, probably not politically possible now but when president obama get a second term we might be able to get that done because we have a lot of long-term un unemployed. i hope some of the tax breaks, such as the breaks on social security payroll taxes can be continued onward from december. i think that's very important to keep money in the hands of the middle class and enabling their spending, and jobs. >> eliot: all the miles you're talking b all of which i'm fully in accord with all predicated with president obama to guide the path. i agree, if he gets the second term. one of the premise that i view and i think you view as one of the misguided policies of mitt romney if you lower the tax breaks you get an outbreak of investment. there was a survey that disputed that. they polled it under political pressure. what is your wisdom as someone who ha
a situation like this where we do need a government agency to come to the rescue when we have a natural disaster like this. of course he has changed his tune a little bit. >> cenk: i have that for you ana. let's watch during the primary debates when he was radical romney. he was totally against fema. let's watch that clip right now. >> fema is about to run out of money. some people say do it on a case by case basis. some say maybe we're learning a lesson that the state should take on more of this role. >> romney: absolutely. any time you have an occasion that takes something from the federal government and sends it back to the states, that's the right direction. and go further and send it to the private sector, that's even better. >> cenk: so very clear. no fema. this week, as president i will assure fema has the funding it needs to fulfill it's mission. while director max resources to the first responders who work tirelessly to help those in need because states and localities are in the best position to give aid from natural disaster. same thing. what position do you need me to have? >
people started looking for work, so that's why the number went up the government only counts people as unemployed if they are actively searching. >> stephanie: that's right. >> this jobs report is all good too. they revised the numbers from august to september, and we added 84,000 nor jobs than expected. >> yay! rush limbaugh says chris christie is fat. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: okay. here is jacki schechner with the news. >> as we're going to wait for official reaction we get a statement from the white house and then we'll hear the president speak. both mitt romney and obama, he is going to start in ohio today, and spending the day in ohio. romney will go to wisconsin first and then head to ohio. he'll be getting a lot of love over the weekend. what is interesting is both candidates have op-eds appearing on cnn.com today. mitt romney's a very routine, it seems to reiterate all of the same stuff. that he will create 12 million new jobs -- 12 million jobs will be created anyway. more of the same. and he has now taken on the idea that he is going to create real chang
, and current tv. >> bill: lot of emails today about the question of the roll of the federal government at a % time of natural disaster like this. roy asks if we give responsibility back to the states, are we still the united states? good question. paul says i think reality should be pointed out to people of the south, they get most of those big storms they right now are getting more from the federal government than they pay in. if mitt romney were elected, how could they pay for their disasters when they can't pay their own way now. darlene asks just watching some of the rescues from the storm, i didn't see one stockbroker on hedge fund manager risking their lives. yeah, good point. we'll talk about some of the gay and lesbian issues in the campaign with terry next, and joined by fawn johnson from the national journal. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: trick or treat. hey, good morning, everybody. happy halloween, and welcome to the "full court press" this wednesday october 31st. good to see you today, we're coming to you live all the way across this great land of ours
. evidence of progress. this is an interesting piece of evidence. the growth of government spending is the lowest that it has been in 60 years, since eisenhower. eisenhower's growth of spending was 3.2%. look at this. kennedy, johnson, carter 13%. reagan george w. bush, obama 1.4%. that is the growth of government spending. now that that you just saw here that is the so-called status quo, progress. so if mitt romney's big change means he is going to skew the tax code in favor of the folks at the top, you can have that kind of change. if mitt romney's kind of change is to change back to george w. bush's policies, that's the kind of change i can't believe in. that's the kind of change we do not need. we're not at the promise land yet, but we are on the right track, and you are going to decide in eleven days whether we're going to turn back. up next if i didn't know better, i would say mitt romney's surrogates held a contest this week. let's see who can say something so outrageous that the can digit will have to go onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn what we need are peopl
services out of the public sector can actually second the government deeper in to debt. we have sene a little bit of that with the military contracting with the wars in the middle east, and cause issues with accountability and transparency. newt gingrich is making headlines again this morning for defending richard mourdock's comments about rapes. >> if you listen to what he said he said what virtually every catholic and fundamentalist in the country believes. he said that very decent american opposes rape and stephanie cutter should just get over it. more bill press is coming up live after the break, and we're in chat current.com/billpress. make sure that voting is your highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future of the country. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barb
. >> i told the governors if they're getting an answer no from the federal government, they can call me personally at the white house. >> some republicans even praising the president. unbelievable. we'll show that you when we come back. later, the elbow of the day also has to do with climate change. can you guess who's getting it? t.y.t., young tucker. in a dive! here we go! brace for impact! >> you saved a lot of lives. << uh! >> denzel washington saving the day. >> he was very worried. >> looks like a cool character. >> he reminds you of. >> sully. >> the guy who landed the plane in the hudson. >> he has to be a hero. >> he definitely a hero, yea. >> now, what if you heard the other side of the story? >> i had a couple beers the night before the flight. >> you had alcohol in your system. that could be life in prison. >> are you hiding something? >> well, there's a darker side to this guy. >> makes it a lot more complicated. >> there's more depth there. >> he's not god himself. >> so it makes it much more interesting. >> you saved my mom. >> it's much more intriguing now. >> while ther
and it is going to do so on time. the government was shut down for a couple of days because of sandy, but unemployment rate should stay around 7.8%. we'll be right back. only time you can get to a polling place. make sure that voting is your highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [ male announcer ] red lobster's hitting the streets to tell real people about our new 15 under $15 menu. oh my goodness! oh my gosh this looks amazing! that's a good deal! [ man ] wow! it is so good! [ male announcer ] our new maine stays! 15 entrees under $15 seafood, chicken and more! oo! the tilapia with roasted vegetables! i'm actually looking at the wood grilled chicken with portobello wine sauce. you so fascinated by the prices, you keep rambling on! i know! -that pork chop was great! -no more fast food friday's! so we gotta go! we're going to go to red lobster. yep. [ male announcer
's not like the government wasn't responding. president obama was all over the place. they were totally at work, they just sent home people like they did in new york and other places because they were in the middle of the storm. oh where's the government now? what a bunch of losers on fox news! all right now i had given the president some advice on how to attack mitt romney. if you remember, this was part of the ad we said he should run. >> it's not that mitt romney doesn't care about running, it's just that he isn't on your team. >> corporations aren't people, my friends. >> under bush, stock prices went up while job in connection and wages for us went down. mitt romney, what's the difference between you and george w. bush. >> if you raise taxes on the so-called rich, you're really raising taxes on the job creators. >> stop this war on job creators. >> they're the same republicans with the same plan. they win the rest of us lose. can we afford to make this mistake again. >> cenk: as we turn to heavy duty campaigning about president obama take our advice? you listen to him talking about
for the federal government's response. >> obama: places like newark, new jersey, for example, where you've got 80% 90% of the people without power. we can't have a situation where that lasts for days on end. my message to the federal government... no bureaucracy. no red tape. get resources where they're needed as fast as possible. >> jennifer: on the political side we're seeing changes to early voting in connecticut maryland north carolina, west virginia washington, d.c. and virginia. new jersey and new york are also considering changes. now, the damage wasn't limited to new jersey. there was massive property damage of course, and loss of life in new york. for the latest from america's biggest city, let's bring in current tv correspondent david shuster in new york city tonight. david, welcome back inside "the war room." >> governor, it is good to be with you in a city that never sleeps it is now being forced to take a very long nap. the subways are closed. officials say they're going to be closed for at least a week.
the lid on crazy government spending. >> the ads were very effective. they made more than 40 eisenhower america spots. >> the camera in eisenhower was looking up to him, and the voters voters -- he was looking down a bit. adley stevens felt it was not proper to run the ads. >> eisenhower won by a landslide. and then stevens was running in his own television ads. >> jennifer: those were the days. now i'm joined again by charlie pierce and karl frisch. karl i want to read you this about campaign tv ads. do you agree? >> yes. [ laughter ] >> i think anybody who has ever been a part of making television commercials can tell you that. and it's particularly true when budgets of money is being spent. let's say you are running for congress. it's great to have millions of dollars, and have millions of dollars spent on your behalf but at a certain point, all of the ads in the world can't get you elected. you can look at examples all over the country of wealthy people who have poured tens of millions of dollars in their own candidacy, and gone on to lose. >> jennifer: and charl
. if it were up to governor romney, we would not have fema at all. >> stephanie: bad. big government. >> during the g.o.p. primaries there is a clip of him talking to cnn's john king about what we should do about financial issues with fema. >> stephanie: yeah, we have that. >> every time you have an and an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. if you can go further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. instead of thinking in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask ourselves the opposite question. what should we keep? >> yes because in an emergency the local officials would like to do everything themselves. >> stephanie: he'll find some awful way to politicize this. >> a lot more news coming up. the hurricane is the top story and will stay that way (vo) brought to you by metlife. stay tuned for the answer. (vo) brought to you by metlife. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press
government did nothing and they were just left up to the private sector, no bank was going to lend them any money. they were in such bad shape. they would have gone under and never gone out and they would have been gone. america's auto industry would be gone. instead, it's back. a million and a half jobs they figure still for g.m. and chrysler as a result of the auto bailout. jobs brought back. and new jobs. so the first lie didn't work. now romney's out with a second lie which is that having come back, g.m. and chrysler are now going to shut down their plants in ohio and move them to china. now notice he doesn't say that directly but certainly that's the implication. here is the latest ad just released yesterday. >> barack obama says he saved the auto industry. but for who? ohio? or china? under president obama, g.m. cut 15,000 american jobs but they're planning to double the number of cars built in china which means 15,000 more jobs for china. now comes word that chrysler plans to start making jeeps in -- you guesse
are hyper aggressive and they're not collaborating with city and county government who is are regulating medical encourage in marijuana in a responsible way. what obama is doing is he's showing a failure of leadership. 's not leading the aggressive attacks, but he's not pulling back on ways he could be doing on what they are doing. >> legalization versus decriminalization. i hear talks where it's one and the same. we don't say we're liberals but progressives. is there a major distinction? >> there is. basically legalization refers to more or less regulating marijuana like alcohol, which is what colorado and washington are proposing to do, and what this marijuana initiative did in california two years ago. that gets rid of the black market it brings in quality control and ultimately it's the right thing to do. decriminalization is a step in that direction. it's saying that it's still he will legal to produce or grow a large amount but no one will go to jail. governor schwarzenegger a few years ago. >> most people use heroin or cocaine, they used marijuana first like they used alcohol and
who is behind now or never? >> so now or never is funded by americans for limited government and a gentleman by the name of howard rich. and mr. walsh actually very clearly states in his bio that he helped found it and he claims he doesn't know it even exists even though he founded it. we looked in his latest campaign filings, it turns out he tried to hide the fact he got a maximum contribution from mr. rich and rich's wife by not as listing him as howard rich, listing him as richy howard thinking we would be too dumb to figure this out. >> jennifer: let's step back for one second. what is it? outspent ten to one? >> 12.5 to one. >> jennifer: so if you're elected, please tell me you'll hen to push for a kush on citizens united. >> absolutely. we're not going to let these millionaires and billionaires buy this election. you know, they bought on paper joe walsh. now or never actually boasted to the local newspaper that they were going to bury tammy duckworth in a sea of negative ads and they're delivering on t
of the stations that are out of power or out of gas or both. today the federal government turned to the defense department to deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel, and lift restrictions on deliveries by foreign ships. governor andrew cuomo waved taxes on fuel tangors. in new jersey governor chris christie signed an executive order of gas rationing starting tomorrow. and 4.37 million homes in the area are still without power. turning now to the presidential campaign that other hot topic where there are just four days before the election, and though next tuesday is the officials election day many voters have already cast ballots. millions! let's take a look at everyone's favorite electoral nightmare florida, where the state took an unprecedented step of cutting early voting time in half. that has meant lines around the block in many polling stations. miami-dade county is averaging more than 26,000 voters per day. there was a four-hour wait to vote today. >> usually it's, you know, five, six, ten people in front of you and this is ridiculous. >> jennifer: so some voting advocates are concerne
for lacking principle. because mitch mcconnell and john boehner brought governance to a halt, their only principle was to say no to the white house, we should now serve up mitt romney as their chosen negotiating partner? such is the logic of the amazingly cynical and disappointing columnists to. read the des moines register endorsement of romney is to read a logic that would have justified neville chamberlain apiecement of the nazis. cave to the entity that refuses to negotiate and then blame the party that does stand on proper principle yet still tried in good faith to negotiate a deal for the public good. such skewed logic is horrific to read. credit ezra klein and some others for shining the light on this and shame on those who are rewarding the worst form of politics we've seen in many presidential cycles and the politicians whose campaigns have neither the guts nor will to speak truth to the public about their views on the tough issues we face. that's my view. what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>curre
is the commander in chief. it's his responsibility to ensure the federal government has done everything they can do. he is back in d.c. and selected a fema administrator out of florida who is probably one of the best responders that the agency has seen. all of the federal agencies appear to be stepping up. they are in line. as you remember governor there are connections between the local government state government and the sources that are desperately needed. >> jennifer: can you remind people who are watching who may not be in the disaster area why fema is so important. >> you have heard, governor all disasters are local. and the response is definitely a local event. often fema gets painted with a brood brush that they are the first responder. they are not. as a governor you don't have the ability to mobilize large numbers of forces of both equipment and people to these types of events especially when we have a disaster the magnitude of sandy. without fema those state and local governments would not come close to being able to respond in the way that is expected of the governmen
. >> they wants the hispanic vote. they want the hispanic dependent on government. just like they have the african-americans dependent on government. >> there is no exemptions. >> don't blame the marketplace for the mess we're in now. i'm tired of hearing this crap. >> pick this president up, pat him on the head and say son son, son. >> cenk: well, we're about to pat you on the head and say son, son son there's the friggin' door, enjoy it. i wish the host had predicted this earlier hmm. >> joe walsh, the clown of the earth. he thinks on medicare you have to double down, go harder at it. he's first-termer. he's going to be wanted out. i would be surprised if he survived that first term. he's a bull in the china shop. he has no idea what he's doing. >> cenk: that was only a year and a half ago. hey joe you know what this is? i've got a personal one for you. elbow from the sky--bye bye. now, all of you stay right here because we've got a whole other hour of "the young turks" coming. and wait until you get a load of me on climate change, washington, new york, you've done nothing about it. that anger w
the government to tell us when to go out for halloween or trick-or-treating. if your neighborhood is flooded don't go out. if it's not, go out. >> it's ridiculous for chris christie or anyone to interpret him to say that he's canceling halloween. he can't cancel halloween. >> he just says in new jersey, we had a really bad storm let's all go trick-or-treating in a couple of days. boom he canceled halloween. >> which is by the way common sense and the whole thing doesn't need to be said, but he said i'm going to issue an edict. >> was this another christie gap where he says what's on his mind. >> he was asked about halloween which is a silly thing to be asked when you're talking about people who don't have houses. >> we didn't see the part where the reporter asked the question. >> if he reschedules it for next tuesday, then we might have an issue. [ laughter ] >> cenk: if i were to give him more credit here. he just said that they are in that press conference we showed you that they are going to rebuild the boardwalk. ok? now, by the way and part of the way they are going to do that is take a lot
. and it honestly looked authentic too. >> obama: what i can promise you is the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> oh conservatives hate hearing that. >> ah! >> stephanie: didn't that one headline say it all, bush's fema director says obama reacted too quickly. >> you are doing it too quickly. not enough people have died yet. >> stephanie: even the picture of them on marine one shows you the resources of the federal government in terms of assessing the damage quickly. the fact that he gave them the number at the white house directly. yeah, this has not been like one or two comments he said i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and passion. oh how much do they hate the c word. >> obama: we will follow up to make sure you get all of the help you need until you have rebuilt. >> stephanie: he said he discussed all of the specific problems with the president, i'm pleased to report he strung in to action immediately to get those things. >> obama: governor chr
part of running the american government in this country that is business-like. but there is no business element to figuring out how to help people who are upside down on their mortgages going through a refinancing program, there's no business side to trying to figure out how to make america the most competitive place for students and for our universities by expanding. there are certain things that you can't put like -- i think they call it at school -- there are certain things that don't have a return on investment calculation. >> stephanie: that's right. look at the midst of this. mitt romney is say he's for getting rid of fema and privatizing this. he won't even answer a question about that even though he's in the midst of having a campaign event. here's the president, you know, not calculating just doing what he has to do to actually help people. not how it's going to look, right? >> yeah. that's -- that's what leadership is about you know. what leadership is about being able to -- to
of that came from defense spending. the government spend a ton of money on the military. okay. so now the spin is obama spending too much money on the military. he wants too many ships and bombs and things like that. just in the last debate, romney was telling us that obama wants to gut the navy. so you know, they can't make up that you are mind. it was a jobs report. the numbers were fake. the gdp, the numbers are fake. that democrat is just spending too much money on defense. >> stephanie: exactly. eric bolling on hannity. >> any question why obama is losing? why the momentum is on romney? the only thing president obama has had bayonets -- >> big bird. >> and binders and now romnesia. i have one. i have a new term. it's called obama-mona. he's such a cancer to the economy. he threatens the whole system. >> stephanie: that's clever. >> yikes. >> i don't think that's going to catch on. >> i've been wondering for months and months, what is fox going to do if and when obama wins? how are they going to justify --
of states where people say i don't like the government. i don't want the government's advice but when something like this happens you know what you want in your life? the government. >> big government. damn them. >> benito mussolini. >> wow, that was wrong. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: it doesn't matter. somebody smart said that. >> as governor romney was slow to respond to disasters in his state -- >> in western massachusetts. >> that's a big country. >> stephanie: almost like he just wants to be in power not actually do anything with the power. okay. funny that. 45 minutes after the hour. right back. more with elvira, mistress of the dark on "the stephanie miller show." >> i'm very embarrassed for you for what goes on on your show. it's just dirty stuff and you all laugh so stupidly like a bunch of idiots. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. vote smart. our democracy depends on an informed electorate. (vo)
, and shift the discussion to what roll the government can play. >> bill: hey, dan, i want to share with margaret the newest obama ad but while dan is getting that ready -- that's the point of my column i reference is that i think hurricane sandy brought the focus on the key difference between romney and president obama, and there are certain cases where federal government has a real role to play -- >> almost every case come on bill. >> bill: but romney does say the more we can give to the states and the more we can give to the private sector the better including natural disasters. >> you didn't hear him say that this week. >> bill: no. i don't know if you have heard this or not. >> the president himself and fema administrator have been out standing with us so far. very proactive, and i appreciate that type of leadership and the president's telephone call and if we do need something, i have the number and i'll be able to use it. >> obama: i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ laughter ] >> bill: that's our own creation, of course, but it gets the poin
with contributions government unions control politicians. it is killing california. 11% unemployment. high taxes. lavish pensions. billions in waste. $50 billion a year on education but among the worst performing schools. cut the money tie between special interest lobbyists and career politicians. put people back in charge. yes on prop 32. >> cenk: it sounds like it is anti-corporation, right? no funded by the corporations. in fact, it is pushed by this group called the lincoln club of orange county who also pushed citizens united. you know why they're doing this? and actually it doesn't affect corporations at all. they use their general treasury. what it does is it affects unions. the real purpose is to cripple labor unions politically. according to the "l.a. times". they do deception for a living. they do it professionally. so they have something that helps corporations. they run ads saying oh, can you believe those naughty corporations? let's go get those guys. they know what they're doing. and the problem is the media
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